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in britain today with a second high-level resignation at scotland yard and the death of a whistleblower. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, weç get the latest on the scandal including claims of illegal eavesdropping and bribery by journalists working for rupert murdoch's news corp from ned temko of the "london observer." >> ifill: then, we examine president obama's pick to lead a new consumer protection agency. >> woodruff: from indonesia, ray suarez reports on a nation coming to grips with mental health disorders even as its institutions lock up and chain patients. >> this enormous country has almost no psychiatrists,çç leaving the mentally ill with very few options for treatment. >> ifill: kwame holman brings us the latest on the showdown over raising the government's borrowing limit. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown talks to legendary concert pianist leon fleisher about overcoming a disability that nearly silenced his career. >> if there was a way that i could remain active in music without playing with two hands, well, i had t
in britain. a former top murdoch aide rebekah brooks was arrested yesterday. the top two men resigned over questions about a former news of the world reporter and a whittle blower turned up dead. stephanie gosk is covering the story. michael wolff is author of the man who knows the news inside the secret world of rupert murdoch. to the tangled web that may be the best way to describe this hacking scandal as the parties involved, murdoch's empire, government and the police all have ties one to another. it begins with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corporation, and his son james who handles european news. on friday, les hidden resigned, he ran murdoch's dow jones and published the "wall street journal." rebekah brooks ran the tabloid news of the word and went on to run news international. she quit and was arrested yesterday. brooks' deputy at news of the world was andy colson who ran the paper when much of the hacking was going on. he resigned and became top aide for prime minister who he resigned over the hacking scandal. the prime minister is also friends with rebekah brooks and james m
in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of parliament in a hearing. both murdochs tried to stay above the fray and then the fray came to them in the form of a guy with a cream pie aimed right at the face of the patriarch. it was that kind of day. it's been that kind of scandal. we begin our reporting here tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in london, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. brian. the police were armed with machine guns outside the front doors of parliament today, a good indication it was not going to be business as usual. many here in london said today that this was one of the most important days in parliament's history. the murdoch's made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son, in front of members of parliament. apologetic. >> this has been the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say as well, how sorr
you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a cross between ethics theater and an inquisition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch who has everything to lose. as investors around the world will be hanging on his every word and gesture. he's a man used to giving orders, not answering questions. especially from politicians who, until very recently, held him in either aw
this committee room. there is his son james. members of britain's parliament are asking he and his son james about reported wrongdoing by his newspaper including cell phone hacking and police payoffs. good morning. we are live at 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm rebecca jarvis in for erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. this is producing interests facts between murdoch's newspapers and scotland yards. >> the british tabloid schedule and unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. elizabeth palmer is outside parliament with the latest. >> reporter: as you said, the murdochs have been testifying in front of what is technically a committee on media culture and sport. but i can tell you that the atmosphere around here is much more like a cross between epic drama and an imposition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch. as investors around the world hanging on his every word and gesture. he is used to giving orders and not answering questions especially from politicians who until recently held him in either
. the murdochs had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months david cameron had 26 meetings with murdoch executives more than twice he's had with any other news organization. >> the view of every prime ministereror the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: news corporation's shares have tumbled. if they face criminal charges it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this is really a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> his newspapers were infiltrated by hackers last night. visitors were directed to a story claiming that murdoch had been found dead in the garden of his home after taking poison. the hacking group had promised to quit its illegal activities three weeks ago. >>> lawmakers in the house are expected to vote on a tea party-backed plank to address the nation's debt c csis and president obama said he would veto the deal if it passes. he is against it because it calls for deep medicare and social security cuts. still the president says the two side
. in the 1960s he moved into britain, buying up the "news of the world" and later the "times" of london. in the '70s he took aim at new york where he'd add the "new york post" and the "wall street journal." his satellite t.v. empire includes the fox network in the u.s., sky in europe, star t.v. in asia. >> i love the free market. it's certainly been very good to me. >> reporter: but the same market is now punishing him, while stock in news corporation rebounded today, it's fallen 12% since the scandal began. >> my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. >> reporter: those mistakes might sink another c.e.o., but murdoch still controls 38% of the voting stock of news corporation. he does not, however, own a controlling interest in his reputation says "vanity fair"'s sara ellison. >> to the extent that he can survive as the same kind of zed powerful entity i think is really in question. the spell is broken. people who believe who believeda genius business executive now really don't anymore. >> reporter: only recently "forbes" magazine
a grilling today. the strange new twist to britain's phone hacking scandal. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, save them. presenting woolite complete. it cleans your jeans, and won't torture your tanks. so your clothes stay looking and fitting like new. woolite. long live your wardrobe. >>> your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >>> an all-night search continues for a missing wind surfer on the san francisco bay. why the coast guard is still hopeful she could be alive. >> it's insane. now? the police think that we're -- you know, the police think that we're stupid. >> police try to stem the outrage over a deadly shooting in san francisco. the evidence they say proves the suspect fired first. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, july 19. i'm grace lee. frank is off. we'll have all your news in just a moment but first a quick check of the traffic and weather. we start off with kristy seifkin. good morning. >> good morning. it's going great. after having lots of cloud cover last week people are like, when is the sun going to come? it's back into the picture. warm temperatures. 84 today in concor
civilians. we have news evidence which says that's wrong. good evening is britain's biggest and most important police force merely inexcept or corrupt or possibly both? you can forgive people for wondering. public confidence in the police is said to be rocking after two high-profile resignation. the met police chief admitting he took a free stay at a health spa, a botched initial investigation into phone-hacking and tonight the revelation that a former senior executive at "the news of the world" was working for the met at the same time. how far wan we trust the yard and the people who run it. here is richard watson. >> reporters would meet some of the met's most senior officers in this wine bar a stone's throw from east scotland yard. they were were told on drinking materials. something which made other police officers deeply uncomfortable. but the latest he revelations in this fast who have moving story appear to show relationships went even deeper than this. they will always want to serving police officers for information. iters part of the job some police though it is all about de
, for parliament and for the people of britain whom you represent. this is the most humble day of my career, and all that has happened i know we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened, especially with regard to listening to the voice mail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees, i have led it for 57 years, and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed thousands of honest and hard-working journalists. i own nearly 200 newspapers of very different sizes and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowler family had to endure, which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the "news of the world" could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the dowlers for graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am. apologizing cannot take back what has ha
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murdoch's wife moved quickly to protect her husband. the drama that could go well beyond britain. >> here in london today, just as this gripping testimony of rupert murdoch and his son james was wrapping up, testimony that this country has been wanting to hear for many weeks now, in a story that's become global, something else happens and it was strange. you could see in the video someone suddenly comes up behind rupert murdoch. he seems to be holding a tin. it's alleged now it contained shaving cream. he attempts to hit rupert murdoch in the face with it. it halted the proceeding for ten minutes or so. but then it continued with ruppert and his son saying they did not know the extent of this hacking, and when they did get word it could be bigger, they did everything right. >> ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it. and then maybe the people they trusted. >> then we waited for rebekah brooks to come in. she was the editor at the time this alleged hacking was going on. we al
in britain where rupert murdock is a large figure and has a large role in the nation's media. a little bit surprising is the extent of the coverage in the united states. it's been something that touched gleeful about it from some of our and our boss mr. murdock's competitors. unmistakable. >> thanks. the f.b.i. arrested 16 members of the hacking group anonymous today in a sweep that stretched across the country. agents issued 30 to 40 search warrants. the group has claimed responsibility for numerous cyber attack against government and corporate websites around the world. the a.t.f. gun running operation known as operation fast and furious resulted in nearly two dozen arrests. but most of the people arrested were released. almost immediately. correspondent william la jeunesse looks into why. >> hi. >> hi. i'm looking for mr. carille? >> what is it regarding? >> are you aware of the gun indictment, the indictment regarding purchase of fire arms? >> at the center of fast and furious, 20 defendants all accused of trafficking guns to mexico. >> we feel very strongly that we have completely dis
. >> and things went badly wrong with the news of the world and who doing our best. >> britain's top two men at scotland yard who quit earlier this week facing a separate panel. >> i think we need -- differently in the future, am the media differently. integrity in tact and my conscience is clear. >> reporter: reading from the statement at the end of his parliamentary session, he vows to help police get to the bottom of the phone-hacking scandal and hopes to win back the public's trust. amy kellogg, fox 5 news. >> the paulout continues to grow tonight. -- fallout continues tonight. gene is joining us to talk about the developments. thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome, shawn. >> i want to play you a brief snippet of some of rupert murdoch's testimony today in front of parliament and get your take. all right. >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you're responsible for this whole 53asco? nope. >> you have -- you're not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run and then maybe the people they trusted. i work -- for 52 years and i would trust him with my life. all right, so
in parliament. there is a criminal probe underway in britain. now abc news learned u.s. justice department will investigate news corporation to see if american employees engaged in a conspiracy to pay bribes to british police. >> the san francisco chronicle executive vice president and editor at large phil bronstein gave his take today, spoke on "7 live" about responsible of an editor. >> we keep eye on issues of sourcing. interesting information comes to our attention, we want to know from my reporter where did you get that information? >> bronstein think there's is a different culture at work in london and because of previous scandals here in the u.s. most private eyes refuse to engage in phone hacking here. >> san francisco supervisors take a look taking a vote that will determine when or if at and t could offer u-verse cable in the city, would have to install hundreds of these boxes to support the service. opponents say they're not only eye sore buzz they're magnets for excuse me, for graffiti. abc 7 carolyn tyler joins us live with the story. >> they just started talking about it. at
. that news forced britain's top cop to announce his resignation as police commissioner. former news international ceo rebekah brooks made more news today when detectives found a computer, paperwork, and a phone in a trash bin near her home. her husband claims a cleaner must have mistaken it for trash and put it in a bin. rebekah brooks was arrested and questioned for nine hours sunday, but no charges have been filed as of yet. brooks, who resigned from her post friday is also scheduled to testify with murdoch and his son james before parliament. and in a bizarre twist, a whistle blower was found dead in his home today, the former "news of the world" reporter was the first named journalist to allege former editor andy coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff. andy coulson, of course, being the then-"news of the world" editor who went on to work for prime minister david cameron. joining me now, sarah elson, author of "war at the wall street journal." the -- the wall street journal today wrote a very defensive editorial for the whole bloomberg -- murdoch empire. how did you read
who is said to be a comic in great britain is under arrest now, and the c.e.o. later returned without his jacket to finish answering the last of the questions. and now our reporter from london with the story. >> and, a committee member commending mrs. murdoch for her impressive left hook during that, but it has been a day of publicized hearings into the phone hacking scandal. british lawmakers demand answers would knew what and when. and apologizing do victims and saying mistakes were made, murdoch today said he cannot be held responsible for the scandal at "news of the world," saying he was left down by people he trusted and he is the person to clean it up. >> this total thing happened on your watch, murdoch, have you considered resigning. >>guest: no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted, i don't know what level, let me down and i think they behaved disgrace flies and portrayed the company and me and it is for them to pay. i think i'm the best person to clean this up. >> he is saying that the firm certainly failed to live up to the standards it aspires to and is democ
scandal that is rocking britain there are new developments. two of murdoch's top executives resigned on the same day. les hinton ceo of news corp's dow jones division and publisher of the "wall street journal" quit friday. and brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. two days later sunday brooks is arrested in connection to the scandal. it isn't just news corp executives resigning. two top british police officers have resigned. commissioner sir paul stevenson resigned sunday. today scotland yard's commissioner yates stepped done. there's more. former news of the world reporter sean hoare was found dead in his home today. he was the first to come forward. coulson has resigned as the prime minister's press secretary. police are investigating hoare's death saying it is not considered to be suspicious. investigators claim the tabloid hacked into the voice mail accounts of several high profile people and victims of tragedy. the controversy is not over. 9:30 eastern time tomorrow, rupert murdoch and his john james murdoch are scheduled to testify before members of parliame
on that coming up. >> thank you. >>> now to the developing phone hacking scandal rocking britain news corp. chairman rupert murdoch and former newspaper editor rebecca brooks preparing to give testimony to a particle meantry panel in the next half hour british lawmakers are expected to grill them on allegations reporters hacked into phone messages. >> rupert murdoch might be late his car was surrounded by a mob outside earlier and he had to turn back a top london police chief has been answering questions over an hour we are joined by wisdom martin with the latest on what is happening in england. >> well, this keeps growing, all eyes on particle meantry enchoir for the much antis -- enquiry for the much anticipated executives we are waiting for murdoch's son jamess in charge of news corp.'s european operations and mr. murdoch himself. rebecca brooks who resigned as editor of news international newspaper is scheduled to testify next hour. >>> a second resignation from scotland yard, followed one from sunday. they said staying on would be a distraction. >>> during the last hour the commission
as heatwave arrives. >>> tonight new developments in the phone hacking scandal rocking great britain. the whistle blower reporter has been found dead. so far police don't think shawn gore's death is suspicious. the british prime minister has ordered a special parliamentary session in connection with the news of the world scandal. the paper, of course, owned by news corp., the parent company of fox 5 news. fox's amy kellogg with the latest from london. >> reporter: today scotland yard's no. 2 was forced to resign. the latest casualty of the phone hacking scandal. this is less than 24 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down, both claiming their integrity is intact but say staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police may have played here by not thoroughly investigating the news of the world hacking the first time around a few years back and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest as a p.r. consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper empire friday was arrested sunday after she had voluntarily
. >> underestimate at our zblerl he's relentless. >>> news of the world phone hacking scandal has rocked britain and so, too late-night comedy. >> former news corporation rebekah brooks was arrested over the weekend for illegal wiretapping and bribing police officers for information. you know, i don't think she's getting. she said, how much is it going to take to make this away? >> news of the world, the newspaper in london has been accused now of allegedly hacking in to phones, cell phones of other people. even the royal family. so, tonight, we have a little segment called scandalous phone call of the night. >> hello. >> big deal. who cares if the head of scotland yard resigns. why is scotland yard policing england anyway? call me when the head of england yard resigns nap's news. >> time for your political ticker with tim farley. listen, i want to show you a poll. as the clock ticks -- as we get closer to that deadline for the debt ceiling, a new cbs poll shows that 46% say that the debt ceiling should be raised. compared to 24% in june. 49% shouldn't compared to 69% in june. the president has
, and as the former prime minister in britain said, it's the rats coming up out the sewer, and that's about as strong a statement you get from a politician. it's important for us to understand what a pervasive effect one man controlling so much media has had on our lives here in the united states. day after day whether it was their cheerleading for the iraq war or being the communications arm of the tea party, this has had and continues to have a profound effect on our lives each and every day. >> well, the he heditorial toda the "wall street journal" obviously defending the action of murdoch. also fox and friends defended the parent company. listen to how they played it out this morning. >> the company has come forward and said, look, this happened a long time ago at a tabloid in london. somebody did something really bad, and the company reacted. they close that newspaper. all those people got fired, even though 99% of them absolutely had nothing to do with it. >> if i'm not mistaken, murdoch, has apologized but for some reason the media goes over this again and again. >> the piling on. >> is it pil
properties. and today's hearing was all about the phone hacking scandal at great britain's news of the world tabloid. a controversy that's getting attention around the world but newspaper staffers first planted the seeds of this scandal nearly six years ago our senior correspondent eric shawn takes us back to that eric. >> shep he said this is the most humble day of my life. truth, apologetic. direct. answered questions about the scandal that has now spanned several years. >> it started with prince william's knee injury in november of 2005. the palace claimed voice mail messages were intercepted by news corps' the news of the world. the papers royal reporter and private investigator were arrested. but the practice may have extended beyond that story. in 2002, 13-year-old british school girl millie dower disappeared and was murdered. on july 4th, 2011, allegations emerged that her voice mail may have been hacked and messages deleted to free space in her mailbox. leading her family to falsely believe she was alive. on july 6th. rupert murdoch chairman and ceo of news corps promised full cooper
in articulating the media, specifically news corp. and power in great britain. is a corrupt government by definition something that can only get worse in the face of a corrupt media and are we now seeing that be revealed? >> interesting to hear rupert murdoch to describe him visy itting downing street the back door both with the previous prime minister gordon brown, the one prior to him, tony blair and the current prime minister david cameron. and on each occasion the members of parliament said, why didn't you come through the front door? and he said, because this is what the inhabitant of number 10 asked me to do. so there was clearly a very close relationship between him and each prime minister. you have to remember that this man's newspapers claimed to be able to swing elections. in 1987 after the general election, the following day, the "sun" newspaper had a front page headline which stead was the "sun "that he won it. not an exaggeration according to the view of a lot of people. he wielded enormous power. also remarkable over the last two weeks is to see all of these politicians w
that has rocked great britain claimed another victim tonight. the whistle blower who accused the now defunct news of the world newspaper of wide spread abuses was found dead today in his home. however, police say they do not consider it suspicious. >> also one day after the head of scotland yard resigned, his top deputy john yates followed him right out the door. it was yates who decided not to open an inquirey into the hacking scandal two years ago. news of the world owner measure dobling an his son james are scheduled to testify before the british parliament tomorrow. that should be fascinating. murdoch family has lost almost 1 billion dollars from the drop in company stock since the scandal broke out. >>> now to the race to save hundreds of thousands of people caught in the worst humanitarian disaster on earth. somalia family are walking days to try to save their children. l in kenya. >>reporter: 25 days ago they made a decision. she and his wife decided to leave the drought behind. they took their mother and 4 children setting out on foot in search of water. and life.
side. >> here is the very latest on the phone hacking scandal from britain. i have been listening in as james m. rupert murdoch are apologizing for the scandal with news of the world newspaper. the hearing before british lawmakers is happening now in front of parliament. james murdoch said it is our determination to put this behind us, he said that he is sorry about the scandal. just as he started, his father, robert murdoch reached his hand over, interrupted him and said to lawmakers, this is the most humble day of my life. he also said he does not know who lied to cover the hacking schemes. he said that he was shocked, appalled and ashamed where reporters are accused of the leading voice mils of the missing girl who later turned up dead. the hearing is still happening >> level from the mt. tam cam. we're waiting for the clouds to clear. we will be right back. >> the time is 710 a m. h tomorrow and thursday will be the hottest days of the week. 98 on wednesday and thursday as the upper-mid-90s in mind. just in time for the weekend, friday and saturday we had backed down but war
something -- there's something in britain where i think people throw pies in other people's faces. maybe that's what he was attempting to do inside. it looks like he's got something in his face. again, police were quick to cross the room. the bobbies that you see there came in to ecourt the man out in handcuffs as we understand it. again, you can see rupert murdoch's wife jumping up. rupert murdoch was sitting there listening to his son who was giving testimony again to the last
son and i came here with great respect for all of you, for parliament and for the people of britain whom you represent. this is the most humble day of my career and all that has happened, i know we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened, especially with regard to listening to the voicemail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed thousands of honest and hard-working journalists, owned nearly 200 newspapers of very different sizes, and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowler family had to endure. which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the "news of the world" could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the dowlers for graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and
.s., not just britain, which is, obviously, one of the main reasons why we are watching this so closely. >> right. exactly. a lot going on here. i think actually what is probably important to consider is the legal liabilities or the possibilities of lawsuits, the possibilities of millions and billions going out for settlements, that is weighing down -- that is weighing down his wealth in a big way because that weighs down the shares of his company. as you point out they spend hundreds of millions of dollars settling with other victims and alleged victims of alleged phone hackings and that is weighing down the company and it's also weighing down their ability to take tern steps. let's say they decided newspapers are 3% of our review knews and causing 99% of our headaches and perhaps we should consider selling them and that would appease our critics but you can't get a lot for them when there is this overhang of liability, legal liability tied to each one of those properties and assets. >> jeffrey mccrackin, stay with us. rupert murdoch about to testify and we are going to take it live. a
on the specifications of the machines bank in london, rupert murdoch has arrived at britain's parliament ahead of his appearance before lawmakers. he will be questioned about the investigation that brought down the newspaper. his son and rebekah brooks are also expected to appear. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the c-span network -- we provide coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. it is all available to you. find our content any time throughout c-span's video library. bringing our resources to your community. is washington, -- it is washington, your way. >> ann coulter has something to say. sunday, august 7, your chance to talk to the new york times best selling author and syndicated columnist. three hours, starting at noon eastern on c-span2. >> "washington journal" continues. host: karen bass, a democrat, representing california's 33rd district. good morning. talk to us about the cut, cap & balance vote today in the house. do you think any democrats will vote for it? guest: frankly, i think it is very, very bad policy. some of the
mcconnell talk about the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. earlier, britain and obama nominated richard carter dougherty to head the bureau launching this week. he served as ohio's attorney general in the past. the nominee has to be approved by the senate. from the rose garden at the white house, this is just under 10 minutes. pff>> good afternoon, everybody. it has been almost three years since the financial crisis pulled the economy into a deep recession. and millions of families are still hurting because of it. they're trying to get by on one income instead of two, on fewer shifts at the plant or at the hospital. they're cutting expenses, giving up on a family night out so there's money for groceries. and for a lot of families, things were tough even before the recession. so we've got to get the economy growing faster and make sure that small businesses can hire again, so that an entrepreneur out there can sell a new product, so that the middle class is getting stronger again, and so folks feel confident in their futures and their children's futures. that's why we can't let politics
in britain with rebekah brooks testifying continues. and we want to take you back there for the time being. then we'll get back into the debt discussion with senator tom coburn here a little while from now. for now let's go back here. >> i can't comment on what who know it, when they know it and how they knew it. i can only tell the committee what i knew while i was editor of "american's newsroom" and editor of the sun and my actions trying to get to the bottom of this story. in 2006, from my own personal point of view i was the editor of the sun, and i had been approached by the police to explain the nature of access on my own voice mails and i reported that back to the company and was exempt from any subsequent investigation. i just remained editor of the sun. when i became chief executive in 2009 that's when i started to pick up much more responsibility of how we acted, and getting to the bottom of this story. >> can i just move onto milly dowler. after that story, which was the straw that broke the camel's back finally, your company on your behalf i assume was very quick to distance yo
of journalism that has rocked britain and captured the attention of much of the world so while, you know, rupert murdoch and to some lesser extent his son james didn't give much up here in thames of knowing about about seemingly anything going on in their corporation, they are also on trial in the court of public opinion and there, i think, rupert murdoch not only said that he wasn't responsible. he defended rebekah brooks. he defended les hinton, the former dow jones ceo who also resigned last friday, and he said he had been betrayed by unname other employees. it was not overall an impressive performance. >> we mo this has to be costing news corp. millions. how much of a liability is it to keep rupert murdoch where he is right now? >> i don't know if the liability is to rupert murdoch but it is his leadership. i think he has to stay and use others as a human shield for as long as he can. he's been a liability in many ways if you look at the value of property for so many years. but when is news corporation going to get out and do the top to bottom investigation not just of their british publicat
of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> californiadreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in front of parliament. he'll be answering questions about the phone hacking scandal about his tabloid "news of
of the allegations that journalists paid, bribed, basically, paid police officers in britain for information. in my view, that would be a violation of the foreign corrupt practices act. and that would be very problematic. you can't put a corporation in prison, right? but you can find the chief executives spoonsable for it. sometimes in cases like this, brooke, there's a federal monitor put in place to change things. bottom line, we want good corporate citizen, right? and we want corporate governance. we want the folks on top, we want the rupert murdochs of the world to take care of business and make sure that their companies are doing the right thing. i think that would probably be the thrust of the investigation here. maybe a change in leadership perhaps. >> who knows. i talked to richard quest and he said there's no way rupert murdoch would go down without a fight. that's a good point. thisst a tough story we covered a coup of years ago. inside cleveland's house of horrors, do you remember this? secret interrogations of a man accused of killing with at least a dozen women and living with their bo
evidence that says it is wrong. >> host: good evening is britain's biggest and most police force incompetent or corrupt or both? public confidence in the police is rocking after two high-profile resignations and he admits he took some day o working for the mad at the same time reporters if they were only on unthinking terms of made other officers deeply uncomfortable but the. but always it did tangs have lower it is about judgment and but here they're used to be regular meetings between news of the world journalist and stephen sin and john yates to discuss the stories of nine told the relationship was incredibly close. >> of former commissioner met with the executive 18 times in four years but tonight it seems it was much closer than this. >> is there any element of the relationship between the police and the news of the world? that stop them from pursuing the hacking? >> the man in 2009 who decided not to open an after reviewing 11,000 pages of evidence commander pressure two mou resign in today was threatened with suspension so he jumped. >> we are truly accountable. those who
, the library of congress held 3000 volumes. >> 1812, we went to war with great britain, and in august, 1814, british troops marched into washington and burned down the capitol building. >> jarvis and read about it in the newspapers and offered to sell his own book collection. >> it was a magnificent collection, and jefferson needed the money, but also jefferson was an eclectic collector. he believed -- read several foreign languages. he had a huge number of books that were poetry and english literature. was very flattering to congress to do this, but he was also saying, if you are going to govern this new country, you need to have a box on all subjects. that created some controversy. in the house there was debate whether the government needed books on a portrait. is this what we should be spending money on? >> part of it was opposition to jefferson himself. there were people who would just not vote for it because it came from jefferson. >> in the end, the house voted to buy jarvis and's library, 6487 volumes for just under $24,000. >> 187 become converts the the best thing it every did when
of our nation's $14 trillion debt. not only from china but from great britain, saudi arabia and other places as well. admiral mullen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff have called the national can he tell the single biggest threat to our national security. and for the first time in modern history last year's congress passed no budget, no fundamental blueprint for federal spending and no final decision on spending levels through the appropriations process for the entire fiscal year. we've been operating under a series of continuing resolutions which has led to uncertainty as to federal levels of spending and as to tax rates which in turn has led to a lack of hiring in the private sector with an unemployment rate of 9.2% which in turn has led to less revenues in federal coffers, a vicious cycle that cannot continue. any agreement to president obama's request to increase our borrowing limit should include a real plan to bring our fiscal house in order and reduce the nation's unsustainably high levels of federal spending, of debt and deficits. this should include substantial reduc
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